Steve Nash Discussion: Retiring; Lakers Disabled Exception

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Postby Weezy on Sun Mar 16, 2014 3:28 pm

If he does he's delusional. He did everything possible this past offseason, everything possible during the season, and he played 10 games, and not even 10 full games. The back issues he's had and the nerve root thing now, are not going to get better with time and with age, he is DONE. He might play 4 games here, 2 games there, but that's it. We don't need that because he still is delusional that he can play, we need players that actually CAN be on the court. That's the selfish part to me, even if I'm wrong, this is all about him and what he wants, the money, playing a game here and there, to still be known as an NBA player. Not what's good for the team, good for how teammates, only him.
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Re: Nash Discussion: #injuredagain. nerve irritation. #andagain

Postby John3:16 on Sun Mar 16, 2014 7:46 pm

Weezy wrote:This is all about him and what he wants, the money, playing a game here and there, to still be known as an NBA player. Not what's good for the team, good for how teammates, only him.


I agree. I'm upset he didn't retire and I don't like his comment. But, trying to look at it from his perspective -- 2 time MVP, multiple ASG, future HoF... I'm sure he thinks he feels entitled to do as he pleases, based on the body of his career. I don't agree with him, but I also blame Laker brass. Shoulda sat him down.
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Re: Nash Discussion: #injuredagain. nerve irritation. #andagain

Postby WilliamHaven on Mon Mar 17, 2014 12:49 am

This may have been brought up, but in the interview with Simmons he says there are a bunch of tests to qualify for medical retirement, and he wouldn't have qualified, etc. etc. Who knows if that's accurate.

That being said, what I don't like is him taking this opportunity to fine tune his future film making endeavors by essentially making a documentary about never playing again (but trying so hard to!!). So we have to be constantly reminded of him as each episode comes out.
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Re: Nash Discussion: #injuredagain. nerve irritation. #andagain

Postby KareemTheGreat33 on Mon Mar 17, 2014 7:26 am

Maybe by some strange twist we can get immediate help (from the draft, you never know) and contend. Maybe Nash can be healthy all season long. Stranger things have happened.
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Re: Nash Discussion: #injuredagain. nerve irritation. #andagain

Postby therealdeal on Mon Mar 17, 2014 8:51 am

John3:16 wrote:Nash might wanna continue playing. He might believe he can get healthy and contribute.

He might, but that's delusional. I can't believe he has no one in his life right now telling him that it'd be better for him to retire. Yes it sucks that this is the way your career ends, but it happens sometimes. As you get older, injuries compound. Just like in life when you get sick in old age, illnesses compound.

As a person he's entitled to his money, sure. I'm all for that... But as a fan I'm wondering why he wouldn't accept retirement (the Lakers I'm sure would pay a lot of his salary, we've shown nothing but financial support to our players) and simply let the team that gave him nearly 30 million dollars move forward. Instead he's purposefully handicapping us and keeping us in a compromised position.

The team keeps saying "we couldn't ethically ask him to retire" but that just tells me they're begging him to do it passive aggressively.
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Re: Nash Discussion: #injuredagain. nerve irritation. #andagain

Postby Savory Griddles on Mon Mar 17, 2014 9:33 am

KareemTheGreat33 wrote:Maybe by some strange twist we can get immediate help (from the draft, you never know) and contend. Maybe Nash can be healthy all season long. Stranger things have happened.


Jesus walked on water and turned water into wine. So yeah, I suppose Nash could be healthy all season long.
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Re: Nash Discussion: #injuredagain. nerve irritation. #andagain

Postby pound4pound1 on Mon Mar 17, 2014 10:19 am

John3:16 wrote:Nash might wanna continue playing. He might believe he can get healthy and contribute.



sent him to the D-Fenders if he wants to play...
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Re: Nash Discussion: #injuredagain. nerve irritation. #andagain

Postby Doc Brown on Mon Mar 17, 2014 2:28 pm

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Nash told me on Friday in OKC that he's continuing to work to stay in game shape, and could potentially be available. Stay tuned.
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Re: Nash Discussion: #injuredagain. nerve irritation. #andagain

Postby lotus on Mon Mar 17, 2014 3:13 pm

Doc Brown wrote:
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Nash told me on Friday in OKC that he's continuing to work to stay in game shape, and could potentially be available. Stay tuned.
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Just go away dude seriously. :bang:

I honestly don't see the point of reporters giving this update. It has failed everytime. And even more importantly, I don't know why Nash would think Lakers fans care at this point. Seriously. This has to be one of the most snake bitten acquisitions in Lakers history.
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Re: Nash Discussion: #injuredagain. nerve irritation. #andagain

Postby 432J on Mon Mar 17, 2014 5:34 pm

he's done one hell of a job in screwing the lakers over since he arrived
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Re: Nash Discussion: #injuredagain. nerve irritation. #andagain

Postby unpossibl1 on Wed Mar 19, 2014 11:18 am

If Nash were to come back would he be booed at home games? I think that would really show how intelligent the fan base is if they boo him for refusing to retire or medically retire thereby tying up cap space.
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Re: Nash Discussion: #injuredagain. nerve irritation. #andagain

Postby Battle Tested20 on Wed Mar 19, 2014 3:01 pm

unpossibl1 wrote:If Nash were to come back would he be booed at home games? I think that would really show how intelligent the fan base is if they boo him for refusing to retire or medically retire thereby tying up cap space.

No, and if fans did I would be extremely embarrased. We as Lakers fans can be upset and frustrated at what has happened but he does deserve respect for the type of career he has had even if he should have called it quits before this year. Its not the fans right to make that decision. Like it or not our FO was the ones who gave him the 3 year deal and signed up for that.

We have ourselves to blame if anything.
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Re: Nash Discussion: #injuredagain. nerve irritation. #andagain

Postby Doc Brown on Thu Mar 20, 2014 8:07 pm

After five weeks on the sidelines, Los Angeles Lakers guard Steve Nash is planning a return to the lineup on Friday night, league sources told Yahoo Sports.

The Lakers, left with only one healthy point guard, are planning to use Nash as a backup to Kendall Marshall against the Washington Wizards at Staples Center.

Nash, a two-time NBA MVP, participated in a full practice session with the Lakers on Thursday.


http://sports.yahoo.com/news/steve-nash-planning-to-return-to-lakers-on-friday-030146565.html

Over/under 3 games played?
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Re: Nash Discussion: #injuredagain. nerve irritation. #andagain

Postby CaCHooKa Man on Thu Mar 20, 2014 8:13 pm

he'll be out by halftime again
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Re: Nash Discussion: #injuredagain. nerve irritation. #andagain

Postby Weezy on Thu Mar 20, 2014 8:20 pm

I'll go under, I can see him playing this full game, then maybe part of the next, and being out again. 1 1/2 to 2 games played. I might say over if 'Antoni would seriously limit his minutes, but we all know 'Antoni, he's incapable of doing that.
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Re: Nash Discussion: #injuredagain. nerve irritation. #andagain

Postby John3:16 on Thu Mar 20, 2014 8:58 pm

3 games max. Then maybe, just maybe, he'll do us all a favor and retire.

Okay, that's just wishful thinking.
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Re: Nash Discussion: #injuredagain. nerve irritation. #andagain

Postby therealdeal on Fri Mar 21, 2014 7:31 am

I feel bad for thinking this, but I hope his leg just falls off.
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Re: Nash Discussion: #injuredagain. nerve irritation. #andagain

Postby Rooscooter on Fri Mar 21, 2014 7:50 am

He's got determination but as Mark Jackson so eloquently put it….. "Father Time is Undefeated"

Hanging on and going out this way tarnishes what was……
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Re: Nash Discussion: #injuredagain. nerve irritation. #andagain

Postby pound4pound1 on Fri Mar 21, 2014 1:45 pm

John3:16 wrote:3 games max. Then maybe, just maybe, he'll do us all a favor and retire.

Okay, that's just wishful thinking.



games? im thinking quarters
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Re: Nash Discussion: #injuredagain. nerve irritation. #andagain

Postby Magic Skywalker on Fri Mar 21, 2014 1:48 pm

D'Antoni thinks he'll play 5-6 minutes per half.
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Re: Nash Discussion: #injuredagain. nerve irritation. #andagain

Postby LTLakerFan on Fri Mar 21, 2014 5:17 pm

Magic Skywalker wrote:D'Antoni thinks he'll play 5-6 minutes per half.


He hits his 1st 5 shots and that goes up exponentially playing for Dan :man10:
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Re: Nash Discussion: #injuredagain. nerve irritation. #andagain

Postby karacha on Fri Mar 21, 2014 7:09 pm

I'd ask him to play 20 minutes. Have to earn that money, right? :man1:
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Re: Nash Discussion: #injuredagain. nerve irritation. #andagain

Postby noobiew on Fri Mar 21, 2014 10:15 pm

Some great passing showed by Nash today, working and linking very well with Sacre
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Re: Nash Discussion: #injuredagain. nerve irritation. #andagain

Postby Doc Brown on Fri Mar 21, 2014 10:26 pm

Eric Pincus ‏@EricPincus 1m
Steve Nash is relatively giddy at chance to play again - he did feel a tweak in his back/hamstring and isn't 100% for Sunday but optimistic
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KEVIN DING ‏@KevinDing 2m
Nash said he felt a slight tweak in his hamstring, irritating the nerve enough to come out just in case late in the game.
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Mike Trudell ‏@LakersReporter 1m
Nash said he tweaked something in the 4th Q, and thus didn't return to risk further injury. May end up missing a game, but feels OK overall.
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Re: Nash Discussion: #injuredagain. nerve irritation. #andagain

Postby Weezy on Fri Mar 21, 2014 10:35 pm

Lol another "tweak", what a joke. And of course supposed to play 10-12 minutes total turned into 19 minutes, 'Antoni cannot help himself.
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